Emergency Stage 4 Water Restrictions


Stage 4 Water Restrictions in
Effect April 12 to 22 for the
Comox Valley Water System


With the planned restrictions starting April 12, we highly recommend re-filling or topping up any hot tubs or pools before this date. Here is more information from the CVRD:

Users of the Comox Valley Water System will be under mandatory Stage 4 water restrictions from April 12 to 22, 2019 while an emergency water pipe repair takes place.

In order to maintain sufficient water flows for domestic and firefighting water needs, all use of water for any purpose other than drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene is prohibited during this time.

“Without Stage 4 restrictions, the secondary line will not be able to handle the forecasted water demand,” explained Rutten. “Non-compliance will make demands on the pipe untenable and the system may not be able to supply the water needed for indoor and firefighting use.”

During Stage 4 all use of water for any purpose other than drinking, food preparation and personal hygiene is prohibited. Residents may be fined up to $500 per infraction if found using water contrary to Stage 4 water restrictions. Residents are encouraged to report infractions to City of Courtenay bylaw enforcement at 250-334-4441 or the CVRD and Town of Comox bylaw enforcement at 250-334-6006.

Prohibited uses of water during this stage include the following:

  • watering lawns, gardens, plants and trees in any manner or by any means, including watering by hand;
  • filling or topping off or operating residential or commercial pools, hot tubs or ponds or fountains;
  • operating local government outdoor water parks and pools;
  • washing vehicles, boats or outdoor surfaces;
  • irrigating golf courses and other public and/or school district property;

Restrictions apply to the Comox Valley Water Service, which includes: Town of Comox, City of Courtenay, and Arden, Comox Valley, England Road, Marsden/Camco and Greaves Crescent water local service areas. See map of affected area here.

For more information – Comox Valley Regional District


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